文部科学大臣認定「産業数学の先進的・基礎的共同研究拠点」九州大学マス・フォア・インダストリ研究所

Call for Proposals

Application Guidelines

We have opened the call for proposals.

FY2022 Call for Proposals

IMI was authorized as Joint Usage/Research Center “Joint Research Center for Advanced and Fundamental Mathematics-for-Industry” by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in April 2013. As part of the projects, the Institute of Mathematics for Industry (IMI) is now announcing the call for proposals for the FY2022 Joint Usage Research Programs.

FY2022 Application Procedures

Please download the application procedures from the following link.

Schedule

Start of Call for Proposals Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Application DeadlineMonday, January 31, 2022
Notification of ResultBy the end of February 2022
1. Qualification

Researchers who belong to universities, graduate schools, research institutes, and companies.

2. How to Apply

Applicants should submit a proposal through the following electronic application system on this webpage.

A part of the proposal of the adopted project will be made public on our webpage. Please refer to the above webpage for details on the data required for application and the items to be disclosed. If there is a researcher of our institute whose expertise is related to yours, please indicate his/her name on the proposal. The presence or absence of the name of a researcher of the IMI will not affect the acceptance or rejection of your application.

Information of the IMI Academic Staff: https://www.imi.kyushu-u.ac.jp/eng/academic_staffs

Kyushu University Staff Webpage: https://hyoka.ofc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/search/index_e.html

3.  Application Deadline

Monday, January 31, 2022

4. Review Process and Result

International Project Committee will review and select proposals to be adopted. Applicants will receive the result by the end of February 2022.

Electronic Application System

You can also edit and view via “Principal Investigator Login” in the page of “Principal Investigator Only” above.

From Here to Apply to the Grants for Young, Female, Project and General Research (Japanese page)

Details of Application

The application form is five pages long. The information required for application is as follows.
Fields marked with *1 are required, and fields marked with *2 will be made public on our website after adoption.

Application Form 1

  • Principal Investigator *1, *2
  • Affiliation/Department *1, *2
  • Position *1, *2
  • Zip Code
  • Address *1
  • E-mail *1
  • TEL *1

Application Form 2

  • New Proposal/Continued *1, *2
  • Title of Research Project *1, *2
  • Type/Category *1, *2
  • Amount of Travel Expenses Desired *1
  • Expected Number of Participants *1
  • Research Period *1 (Enter up to the third choice.)
  • Name(s) of Researcher(s) of IMI in Related Research Plan (If not applicable, you do not need to fill in.)

Application Form 3

Information of Organizing Committee Members

  • Name *1, *2
  • Affiliation *1, *2
  • Position *1, *2

Application Form 4

Main Invited Speakers

  • Name *1, *2
  • Affiliation *1, *2
  • Position *1, *2

Application Form 5

  • Objectives and Expected Results *1, *2 (250-400 words)
  • Progress of Related Research *1 (150-250 words)
  • Specific Plan *1 (Schedule, Policies for Program and Plans for Use of Expenses 150-250 words)
  • Main Relevant Research Achievements of the Prospective Participants *1 (Approximately five cases)
  • Keyword(s) of Research Fields *1, *2
  • Remarks (for example, co-organizers)

File Upload

[In the case where participants from industry is difficult]

A recommendation letter for the proposal from industry can be considered as a replacement for participation from it. Please upload the file here.

i) Maximum 5 Files

ii) xls,xlsx, doc, docx, txt, pdf ppt, pptx Acceptable

Research Type

Please see the application procedures for details.

International Project Research

The principal investigator must be affiliated with an overseas institution. Around two proposals for Workshop (I) will be adopted.

Research Category

Workshop

This is a multi-day workshop open to the public at the IMI or other facilities of Kyushu University.

Participation from industry is required for the organizing committee members and speakers. Tutorial-type workshop is also acceptable.
Research themes should be developed in view of industry-academia collaboration.

Workshop (I)

  1. The maximum amount offered for travel expenses and honorarium for lectures is 700,000 Japanese yen.
  2. Conference posters will be produced and distributed by the IMI.
  3. Workshops are typically held at the facilities of Ito Campus, Kyushu University, including the IMI. (Please consult with us if you wish to use the facilities of Kyushu University other than those in Ito Campus or the facilities other than those in Kyushu University.)
  4. Principal investigators are requested to submit a report of around two-pages in A4-size after the research is completed.
  5. Proceedings will be published either online as “MI Lecture Notes”, published by the IMI, or as peer-reviewed proceedings of the book series “Mathematics for Industry”, published by Springer Nature. 

Note that it is possible to hold online workshops or hybrid workshops even if your research category is not Workshop (I) Online Type.

Workshop (I) Online Type

  1. The maximum amount offered for honorarium for lectures is 100,000 Japanese yen.
  2. Conference posters will be produced and distributed by the IMI.
  3. Principal investigators are requested to submit a report of around two-pages in A4-size after the research is completed.
  4. The proceedings will be published either online as “MI Lecture Notes”, published by the IMI, or as a peer-reviewed proceeding of the book series “Mathematics for Industry”, published by Springer Nature.

The number of proposals to be adopted is an estimate and will be flexibly applied depending on the status of applications.

The budget will vary according to the evaluation score after review.

Research programs above must take place during April 2022-March 2023.

The IMI provides financial support, administrative work related to arrangements for venues, to the production and distribution of proceedings, and to other work necessary to implement the joint usage research. We do not arrange for accommodation or transportation. Participants are given free access to the library, internet, and other research resources.

Measures to Prevent the Spread of the COVID-19 Infection

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, we take specific measures depending on the type of participation method: online, in-person, and hybrid events.

  1. Online
    Online meetings and webinars can be held by using an IMI-owned Zoom account.
  2. Hybrid
    It is possible to host both online participants and in-person participants at the same time by using the Zoom appliances and cameras installed in the IMI Auditorium and Conference Room. Please contact us for the capacity of the rooms.
    We may ask you to hold the meeting completely online depending on the spread of the infection.

The following are “Kyushu University Guidance” and guidelines for events.
(i) Kyushu University Guidance [Level 2 Restrictions]
Events are on-line only.


(ii) Kyushu University Guidance [Level 1-1.5 Partial Restrictions]
Online or hybrid events are recommended. In-person events are also possible with capacity restrictions and adequate hygiene measures.


(iii) Kyushu University Guidance [Level 0 Normal Operation]
Events take place on site as usual with adequate hygiene measures. Hybrid or online events are also possible.


Kyushu University COVID-19 Updates and Resources:
https://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/ja/crisismanagement/riskmanagement/coronavirus/